What's on inWatford

Welcome to Watford

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Watford - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Watford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Watford

23
NOV
A Touch of Holly at Christmas
Luton Library Theatre

A Touch of Holly at Christmas will recreate and celebrate the music of the man himself Buddy Holly.Marc Robinson with his horned rimmed glasses authentic costume changes and Stratocaster guitar along with the Counterfeit Crickets pay tribute with all the classics from…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01582 878100
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23
NOV
An Afternoon with Derek Paravicini and Friends
Theatre Royal Haymarket

The Amber Trust is delighted to present An Afternoon with Derek Paravicini and Friends at The Theatre Royal Haymarket at 3.30 pm on Sunday 23rd November 2014. Hosted by Sean Rafferty arts broadcaster and presenter of BBC Radio 3s In…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02079 308800
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23
NOV
Blessed Souls UK
Bloomsbury LanesBasement of Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way

Blessed Souls UK presents Jaz Ellington Live at Bloomsbury LanesLondons Live Premier Showcase Highlighting the finest UP & COMING talentBlessed Souls UK Showcase returns at our new resident venue Bloomsbury Lanes situated in the heart of central London Bloomsbury Lanes is an…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07584 015416
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23
NOV
Blessed Souls Uk Presents Jaz Ellington
Bloomsbury Lanes

Blessed Souls Uk Showcase Returns At Our New Resident Venue Bloomsbury Lanes Situated In The Heart Of Central London. Bloomsbury Lanes Is An 800 Capacity Adult Playground With Facilities That Are Unrivaled Anywhere In Town.We Are Glad To Be There On A…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02071 831979
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23
NOV
Christmas Tales at Hampstead Christmas Festival
The Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Church Hall

Located in The Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Church Hall Christmas Tales is a fun and festive celebration for families and children aged 0‐6 full of magical and larger‐than‐life characters. The Tales characters will bring a sackful of silly songs with plenty of potty…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02082 929222
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23
NOV
Grand Christmas Parade
The Two Rivers Shopping Centre

Staines celebrates Christmas in Hollywood style this year with their Magical Movie Memories Christmas Parade. Join Santa and the fairy princess the cheeky donkey and a feisty pirate get a glimpse of what a Batmobile looks like and even come dressed…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01444 474456
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23
NOV
Irish Film - UK Premiere of 'Blood Fruit'
Institute Of Contemporary Arts

Join us for the UK Premiere of Blood Fruit as part of the Irish Film Festival London at the Institute of Contemporary Arts ICA.Buy Tickets.2014 80 Mins Dir: Sinead OBrien 15A feature documentary focussing on the Dunnes Stores strikers…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 02079 303647
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23
NOV
Irish Traditional Music Sessions
The Fiddlers Elbow

A gathering of session musicians playing Irish Traditional Music. Every Sunday afternoon 2pm ‐ 5pmWhats going on at The Fiddlers Elbow every Sunday afternoonAn amazing gathering of Irish traditional musicians for the purpose of celebrating their common interest in the music by…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07877 798233
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23
NOV
Live Online Poetry Reading
Worldwide

Free live worldwide poetry reading to feature British‐Ukrainian poet Steve Komarnyckyj and Canadian poet Rob Taylor hosted by John Gosslee of Fjords Review.Steve Komarnyckyjs literary translations and poems have appeared in Poetry Salzburg Review The North and Modern Poetry in Translation. His…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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23
NOV
Martin Neely (Supported by Danielle Irvine)
Lauderdale House

Martin has swept chimneys with Burt in Mary Poppins drove flying cars in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and made a train set come to life in Starlight Express. Martin was in the West End production of Les Misrables playing and covering the…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 83 488716
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23
NOV
Slapshot live
The Underworld Camden

Starting off in 1985 Slapshot are one of the founding fathers of the famed Boston Hardcore Punk scene of the early to mid‐eighties. Not even having played their first ever live show the band was considered one of the best live acts…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 673939
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23
NOV
Stanley Dee
The Half Moon, Putney

Stanley Dee came together in 2009 as the result of a few friends having the mad ambition of playing some of the most technically demanding yet musically rewarding material in the world of music.Based in the South Hertfordshire area Stanley Dee features…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02087 809383
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23
NOV
Celtic Woman
Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Celtic Woman the all‐female musical ensemble that restores one’s faith that there are indeed angels here on earth is scheduled to once again enthral both their ardent and new fans across the United Kingdom this…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
NOV
Classical Spectacular
Royal Albert Hall

Join us in March 2014 when the UK's most popular classical music show returns to the Royal Albert Hall.From the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multi‐coloured laser displays…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
NOV
Ghost Stories
Arts Theatre London

Ghost Stories at Arts Theatre London in London on Sunday 23 November 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
NOV
Human Nature
Eventim Apollo

Human Nature at Eventim Apollo in London on Sunday 23 November 2014. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
NOV
Jersey Boys
Piccadilly Theatre

Internationally acclaimed hit musical Jersey Boys tells the remarkable story of the Four Seasons rise to fame.The Four Seasons are one of the most successful rock n roll groups of all time and Jersey Boys…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
NOV
Larry Miller
Jazz Cafe

After picking up his brother's guitar and writing his first song Larry Miller knew his future lay in Rock music. After many years in the music business and touring constantly Larry has built up a…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
NOV
Lilygreen and Maguire
Borderline

Lilygreen and Maguire at Borderline in London on Sunday 23 November 2014. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Lilygreen and Maguire live in the…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
NOV
Matilda the Musical
Cambridge Theatre

The enchanting story of Matilda has been colorfully recreated into a 5 star musical by Dennis Kelly and musiciancomedian Tim Minchin. The original story was written by the brunt British author Road Dahl and now…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
NOV
Stomp
Ambassadors Theatre

Stomp is a percussion theatre company that employs day to day tools and objects as well as the body itself to create various sounds that complement modern stage movement. The tools used for the show…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
NOV
The Commitments
Palace Theatre

Featuring soul classics Night Train Try A Little Tenderness In The Midnight Hour Papa Was A Rolling Stone Save Me Mustang Sally and many more – The Commitments is now live on stage for the…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
NOV
The Lion King
Lyceum

The musical The Lion King brings to life the story of young Simbas challenge to fulfil his destiny as king of the lions and defeat his tyrannical uncle in the process.The show features the enchanting…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
NOV
The Play That Goes Wrong
Duchess Theatre London

The Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre London in London on Sunday 23 November 2014. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. …

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
NOV
4th Annual Oil and Gas Cyber Security
Marriott Regents Park Hotel

Cybersecurity is critical to the infrastructure of the oil and natural gas industry. Sophisticated attacks have redefined the security reality for the energy sector and oil and gas security professionals must come together to learn and network with industry experts. Building on…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: +442078 276078
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24
NOV
Cocktail Cinema Club at shaker company
Shaker and Company

Throughout film history alcohol has been at the forefront. Silent movies used liquor to teach the cautionary lessons and generate the belly laughs with drunken slapstick. Bootleg booze fuelled gangster films and champagne supplied the fizz for screwball comedy whilst cocktail sipping…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02073 875474
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24
NOV
Exclusive house tour and lunch
Cliveden National Trust

Enjoy a special behind‐the‐scenes guided tour of Cliveden House followed by lunch.Discover more about the history of the house and see some of the most exclusive rooms. The tour is followed by a two‐course lunch in the National Trust Orangery.Advanced booking required…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01628 605069
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24
NOV
FT Weekend Interview Series - Martin Wolf
Kings Place

Join the Financial Times chief economics commentator Martin Wolf CBE in conversation with Stephanie Flanders on what weve learned ‐ and still have to learn ‐ from the financial crisis.Join us for a special interview event with the Financial Times chief economics…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: +442078 734511
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24
NOV
Galyna Moskvitina: The Heart of the Matter
Hay Hill Gallery

Featuring the Laternative Realism style founded by the artist herself The Heart of the Matter is the radiant result of Moskvitinas own fifteen year experience of Eastern Philosophy. Whatever your personal take on spirituality Moskvitinas paintings lend themselves flawlessly to a meditative…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02079 355315
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24
NOV
Project Financing in Oil and Gas
Holiday Inn Regents Park

This event will present itself as the perfect forum for learning about project financing within oil and gas giving delegates the opportunity to learn and network with key professionals within the industry. Case studies from recent oil and gas projects will demonstrate…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 02078 276088
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Tourist Attractions


Butterfly World

After a winter packed full of developments, Butterfly World near St Albans is ready to open its wings and amaze visitors this Spring. From 29th April 2010, phase II of this ever‐evolving project, due to complete in 2011 with the opening of the massive biodome , will…

De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre

The De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre is the oldest of it's type in Britain today, which was opened in 1959 to display the De Havilland Mosquito prototype. There is a comprehensive collection of 20 de Havilland aircraft, along with related memorabilia. The Aeroshop specialises in all…

St Albans Cathedral

The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban is the seat of the Bishop of St Albans and serves the Diocese of St Albans in the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, the Borough of Luton and the London Borough of Barnet.The cathedral is a centre of worship and mission…

Veralamium Museum

Verulamium Museum is on the site of one of the major cities in Roman Britain, now an attractive park. Inside there are ‐ recreated Roman rooms ‐ hands‐on Discovery Areas ‐ video presentations ‐ touch screen databases ‐ some of the finest Roman mosaics…

A P Amusements

A P Amusements ‐ Amusement Park in Watford, . Contact venue on telephone number 01923256348 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Abbey View Golf Course

Abbey View Golf Course ‐ golf course in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01727 868227 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Abbey View Golf Course golf courseclub.…

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